Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast


    1.5 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Monday, April 20, 2020

    Offline Date

    Thursday, April 20, 2023

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Thursday, April 20, 2023

    Target Audience




    • Overview

      Didn’t the “Just Say No” campaign eradicate addiction, drug overdoses, and drug diversion? When should healthcare professionals expand their respective knowledge base on substances of abuse? Just. Say. NOW.

      Ethyl alcohol and cannabis may change controlled substances classes yet again in the future, but their respective pharmacology will not. We as healthcare professionals need to provide impactful patient care with expanded knowledge of substances of abuse. In this continuing education discussion, we will review a multitude of substances of abuse broken down into therapeutic classes and subclasses, with particular attention to structural nuances, clinical pearls, mechanisms of action, and dosages. This discussion is the tip of the iceberg for substances of abuse knowledge (as it is the introduction to the overall Substances of Abuse Specialty Pharmacist (SASP) Certificate training program), but it will still provide a broader depth of knowledge than the average clinician is ever armed with for patient care. Perhaps the time is NOW time to say “Just Say KNOW” and best equip ourselves to provide the highest quality patient care possible. 


      • Slide Document :   20058H04_2pp(001).pdf
      • Slide Document :   20058H04_6pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      Identify the controlled substance classes of prescription medications that are also common substances of abuse.
      Recall the mechanisms of action of common substances of abuse including hallucinogens, stimulants, sedatives, and inhalants.
      Recall national drug overdose trends and prevention resources for healthcare professionals and the lay public alike.
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-20-058-H04-P

      ACPE PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

      PharmCon is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

      In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.

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